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Medi-Cal problems examined at hearing
Chico Enterprise Record

Medi-Cal has received approval to cut payments to providers by 10 percent although a lawsuit is blocking those cuts from taking effect. The cuts and other problems surrounding Medi-Cal and health care in rural California were discussed at an “informational briefing hearing” for a group of state legislators Wednesday at Chico State University. Dr. Richard Thorp, a Paradise physician who spoke, said he knows of no physicians in private practice in Butte County who are accepting new Medi-Cal patients.

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